It seems kinda redundant to have booting and boot separate; although one is a verb and one is a noun, it seems like it would be simpler to keep them under one tag (for organization's sake).

I'm suggesting bootup (3) & booting (49) -> boot (343)

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[multi-boot] and [dual-boot] also need to be merged, but I'm not sure which one needs to be kept.

Much like the more-than-one-monitor tags ([dual-monitors] and [multiple-monitors], which were merged into [multiple-monitors]), we really don't need two different tags for the concept of "more than one". I think [multiple-monitors] works pretty well, and I'd prefer to keep [multi-boot] as the more general term. But I'm afraid [dual-boot] is more common and more widely-known.

  • Is it possible that [multi-boot] and [dual-boot] should be kept separated? To me, [multi-boot] refers to 3+ bootable OSes. [dual-boot] is by far more common both in term and function. There are only 3 questions tagged with both, so it may be a pretty quick cleanup.
    – Jon Seigel
    May 9, 2010 at 16:54
  • I think that when the tag auto-suggestor (or whatever it's designed to be) comes out, [dual-boot] should be auto-corrected to [multi-boot] so users don't have to think about it. For now, I'd support the moving of [dual-boot] to [multi-boot]. The prefix multi- means more than one, and dual- means two. Last time I checked, 2 < 1. My 2¢
    – thepurplepixel
    May 9, 2010 at 17:08
  • @Jon: you're correct that that's what those mean. but for categorization purposes, questions that apply to 2 OS's generally get answers that also apply to 3+ OS's. there's no need for 2 separate categories.
    – quack quixote
    May 9, 2010 at 17:19
  • @thepurplepixel: funny, last i checked, 2 > 1. remember, the alligator eats the bigger number first.
    – quack quixote
    May 9, 2010 at 17:20
  • @quack: Good point -- I like thepurplepixel's plan for tag synonyms on these, though I think you'll have a hard time keeping [dual-boot] out of the system if they're merged now. Also, LOL -- I thought I was the only one who was taught the alligator method for > and <.
    – Jon Seigel
    May 9, 2010 at 17:24
  • @quack: excuse my inequalities; my brain tends to turn off on weekends :)
    – thepurplepixel
    May 9, 2010 at 17:34

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